photographs from both domestic and European trips. They are interesting
snapshots of places in this time period and the travel that took place then.
Included are the stunning ice filled shores of Maine, historic Boston, and what
a European vacation was like in 1914. Of particular historic interest is a 1904
Naval Parade through Boston with several shots of GAR groups. Of local interest
is the construction of the Vermont Marble Company building in Boston. The
European trip in 1914 gives us a good look at what life on an ocean liner was
like. It is not clear if the on board ship photos are of the trip there or returning
or perhaps both. They returned on the SS New York from Cherbourg, France, but
no information is available on which ship they sailed on to Europe. Included is
a photo of the Nomadic, a tender ship that was used to transport Cherbourg
passengers to and from both the Titanic and other White Star Line ships. On
April 10, 1912 the Nomadic carried 274 passengers to their fateful trip on the
Titanic and was in use for several years after that. Eventually it was restored
and became one of the Titanic Museums in Belfast, where it stands today.
the Mahaffys boarded their ship from the same port on April 11, 1914, just 2 years
and 1 day after the Nomadic carried passengers to the Titanic.